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All of us writers know the changes that the site has gone through lately, first being removed from Google News then graciously allowed back in -- with the local Examiners making sure to write locally, and the National ones sticking to their topics.

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But how many of our Examiner articles are actually making it into Google News? I just wrote a piece about Beyonce's booty-shaking and Bible reading that I hope makes it into Google News.

Checking out these links will let you know which ones of mine are making it in. Examiners -- how many of your pieces are making it in?

Cleveland Pop Culture Examiner / Google News articles

Christian Music Examiner

Christian TV Examiner

AOL's How much does it pay? Is it a scam?

AOL's How much does it pay? Is it a scam?

I was looking through Google News for mentions and found this ABC article called "Earn Cash from Home When You Work with Twitter, AOL and Other Online Companies," which talks about how to earn real money online.

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As many Examiner writers know right now, the website has been temporarily removed from Google News while it restructures its local news and national news positions -- and plans to be back in Google's good graces soon. (They are back in Google News! Hallelujah! Forget this thing. Okay, kinda kidding -- but they rejected my article below. I may try again.)

In the meantime, it's been one of those great times to stop and have "second cup cafes" with God and figure out what to do with my life and career. More on that soon -- but in the meantime, that ABC piece led me to AOL's new, which is not one of the scams the author o…

How Much Money Do Bloggers Make Online? 2009 Brought Me $43,932.84

Thanks to Design Delight, that mysterious and loyal comment-leaver who reminded me to update you guys with my 2009 income.

And THANK GOD for Examiner coming into my life in September 2009 -- because as you can see, they make up a good chunk of the year's income -- and that's just for 4 months' worth of income from them. So glad I can pay Uncle Sam what I owe him.

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I didn't include my expenses, so this is just gross income for now. Perhaps I'll come back and update the expense numbers, like anything I spent on Adwords:

Name                        Payment Received
Associated Content Total $1,611.58
Clarity Digital Group, LLC Total ( $12,217.90
LinkWorth Total $50.00
Niche Blog Media Total $11.98
Text Link Ads, Inc Total $676.04
AMAZON ASSOCIATES Total $10,648.51
BUY.AT PERFILIATE TECHN PAYMENTS Total $134.25 Total $673.13
EBAY PARTNER NETWORK PAYMENT Total $3.07 Total $2,271.43